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Frigid Temperatures To Return

By ksal-staff On Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:43:35

Frigid Temperatures To Return

Only a matter of days after record setting warmth, bone-chilling cold is on the way. According to the National Weather Service, much colder air will overspread the area, with low temperatures Sunday night into Monday dropping into the single digits and low teens. Wind chills will be even lower, ...

 
 

Governor Proposes Linking School Funding To Performance

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:24:57

Governor Proposes Linking School Funding To Performance

Gov. Sam Brownback has said he wants to tie school funding to student performance. Brownback discussed the concept Friday while speaking to the Agri-Business Council of Wichita. Brownback said earlier this month that he wanted to ditch the current school-finance formula and fund the state's distr...

 
 

Chicago charity sending 5,000 pizzas to troops in Afghanistan

By associated-press On Sun, 01 Feb 2015 10:34:01

Chicago charity sending 5,000 pizzas to troops in Afghanistan

Make it 5,000 pizzas to go please. And so it will be that the roughly 11,000 U.S. troops left in Afghanistan will get a slice of home for Super Bowl Sunday. Pizzas4Patriots.com is teaming with Rich Foods and DHL to send 5,000 pies to American service members across Afghanistan. Retired Air ...

 
 

Kansas governor won’t disclose other appeals court hopefuls

By associated-press On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:39:44

Kansas governor won’t disclose other appeals court hopefuls

Gov. Sam Brownback's office is refusing to disclose the names of potential candidates who were passed over by him for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Brownback's office Friday rejected an open records request from The Associated Press for each application, letter or email to the governor's...

 
 

Kansas, Missouri reps to discuss bi-state gun legislation

By associated-press On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:35:21

Kansas, Missouri reps to discuss bi-state gun legislation

State lawmakers from Missouri and Kansas are pitching similar legislation to restrict firearms for persons with domestic violence or stalking restraining orders or convictions. Republican Kansas Rep. Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills and Democratic Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman recently introduced t...

 
 

Kansas legislators divided on hate crime legislation

By associated-press On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:33:33

Kansas legislators divided on hate crime legislation

The fatal shooting of three people last year outside a Jewish community center and retirement complex in Overland Park is renewing calls for tougher hate crime legislation. A bill currently being discussed in the Kansas legislature would double the sentences for those convicted of a hate crime. S...

 
 

New Fish Attractors At Kansas Lakes

By ksal-staff On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:48:47

New Fish Attractors At Kansas Lakes

New structures to attract fish are being installed at lakes around Kansas. According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, fisheries staff will be launching a new program to increase the amount of fish-attracting structures in Kansas lakes. Traditionally, biologists have use...

 
 

Free Tax Preparation Offered

By ksal-staff On Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:41:35

Free Tax Preparation Offered

The Volunteer Connection in Salina is offering free income tax return preparation from IRS-certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. According to the organization, returns will be prepared and e-filed for taxpayers with incomes generally under $53,000, including ba...

 
 

ACLU protests mentor program for male students in Lawrence

By associated-press On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:55:35

ACLU protests mentor program for male students in Lawrence

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on the Lawrence school district to suspend a mentoring program for male students. The group objects to an initiative at Free State High School known as the "LEAP Ambassador Program." After it kicked off Thursday, the ACLU's Kansas chapter sent a lette...

 
 

Kansas foster dad sentenced in death of girl left in hot car

By associated-press On Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:52:56

Kansas foster dad sentenced in death of girl left in hot car

A Wichita man has been sentenced to nearly three years in state prison after his 10-month-old foster daughter died after he left her in a hot car while he and his partner smoked marijuana. Seth Jackson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in November. The 29-year-old Jackson was sentenced F...

 
 
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